On February 2017, British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has successfully relocated Halley VI Research Station (WAP GBR-37) to its new home on the floating extension of the grounded ice sheet of Brunt Ice Shelf at 75°34’05”South, 25°30’30”West.
The “Moving Halley project” (Start date 5 April 2015-End date 6 April 2018) begun with the study and planning of feasibility and it took 13 weeks to move the world’s first fully relocatable research facility, 23 km across the ice from its original site which was at 75°36’56”South, 26°07’52”West.
See a nice video report, filmed by Stuart Holroyd, British Antarctic Survey at:
Being the actual position set 23 km away the previous one, WAP (as well as Antarctic Challenge of Mehdi F5PFP) will consider it eligible to get a brand new WAP reference. At the light of this evidence, WAP-WADA directory will be updated as follow:
Halley VI Base remains WAP GBR-37 while Halley VI-a Base starting April 2018 will entering as WAP GBR-4Ø.
VP8HAL is actually active from Halley VI-a; this operation will enter into the new reference.
Read more at: https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/moving-halley/
Thanks and credit British Antarctic Survey (BAS)